September 28, 2014

Flag of the Week: Arne Rygg

Flag of the Week: Arne Rygg

By Heather Jones

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Exhibitions

In 2014, Kunsthall Stavanger is excited to host the entire range of curator Randi Grov Berger’s flag project, now in it’s fourth iteration (previous sites include New York City, Bergen, and Nesflaten). Each flag (there are 53 altogether) has been individually commissioned by Berger from a wide range of Norwegian and international artists and collectives, and will be flown outside of the Kunsthall Stavanger one at a time, for one week each over the course of the year.

Sunday September 28 – Sunday October 5: Arne Rygg, Yes, We Love

“They fought both she and he, now fires of victory lights up the land of Norway Towards the sky, flags upon flags are being raised like thousand fires of joy, for all the battles won It crackles like before from cottages and castles a flaming brand in red, white and blue.”

— Translated from the song Norway in Red, White and Blue, third verse.

Arne Rygg (b. 1967, Randaberg, Norway) lives and works in Bergen and is educated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. He is concerned with how meaning is created, changed and dissolved, and has a particular focus on issues concerning national identity.

Learn more about the artist at: arnerygg.no

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